Genetically Modified Food Speech Essay

1349 Words Apr 19th, 2011 6 Pages
Title: Affects of Genetically Modified Food
Topic: Genetic modified foods
Specific Purpose: To inform about GM foods, the hazards and the reason they should be labeled
Thesis Statement: Today I want to inform about GM foods

INTRODUCTION

Attention Material : How awesome would it be if your pet glowed in the dark? Or your family had a zebra-dog? How about a family dog that could take out the entire neighborhood in one lick? Now how about owning this dairy cow? Looks normal but its not. All these animals have been genetically modified and their genes have been altered. The cow is injected with a growth hormone rBGH to increase it’s milk production, only problem, that hormone has been found to cause different types of cancers as well
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b. No long term effects of eating GM foods.
2. Louis Pribly, an FDA microbiologist explains, “Companies tailor tests to get the results they need.” C. Why labeling and what you can do. 1. Choose hormone-free beef and rBGH-free Dairy products
a. Foods that carry “USDA-certified organic” label contain no artifical hormones.
2. Lack of labeling of GM foods violates the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, “Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires added substances to be labeled.”
a. Without labels, our public health agencies are powerless to trace problems of any kind back to their original source
b. Crisis?
c. Why do you think labeling hasn’t occurred yet? Because, the manufacters of GM crops would lose buisness. Would you buy GM foods if you had a choice? Probably not. CONCLUSION

Summary Statement: In conclusion, I hope that everyone gained some knowledge towards the effects of genetically modified foods and why it needs to be taken more seriously when involving peoples health.
Concluding Statement: “Its like playing Russian roulette (referring to the lack of testing done on GM foods) with public health, We have became involuntarily guinea pigs in vast genetic experiences,” Louis Pribyl, FDA microbiologist. Be a Voice, Sign a petition for GMO’s labeled in our foods, get the knowledge & protect your future generations. Sign The World Science open letter to all governments calling for GMO’s to be

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